Michigan Opera Theatre - Detroit
22 October 2017

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La fanciulla del West

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

'The Girl of the Golden West' hits Detroit
3 Apr 17 / AmericaJR
Die Zauberflöte

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

MOT's 'Magic Flute' lacks charm and, well, magic
18 May 16 / Detroit Free Press
Macbeth

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

MOT debuts solid ‘Lady Macbeth’
18 Apr 16 / The Detroit News
Verdi's 'Macbeth' receives spectacular Michigan Opera Theatre production
18 Apr 16 / The Examiner
The Tender Land

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

MOT's 'Tender Land' evokes the American heartland
16 Mar 16 / Detroit Free Press
MOT brings populist opera to the people with Copland's ‘The Tender Land’
15 Mar 16 / The Examiner
The Passenger

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

MOT's 'Passenger' is a nightmare journey into the past
20 Nov 15 / Detroit Free Press
MOT’s ‘The Passenger’ a powerful production
16 Nov 15 / The Detroit News
La bohème

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

MOT's 'La Boheme' offers pleasantries but little magic
21 Oct 15 / Detroit Free Press
Faust

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

Michigan Opera Theatre's “Faust” is devilishly good
15 May 15 / Daily Tribune
Long in the tooth but an oily ooze of evil
13 May 15 / Detroit Free Press
Die Lustige Witwe

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

MOT’s uneven ‘Merry Widow’ never finds consistent groove
14 Apr 15 / Detroit Free Press
Celebration sets tone for comedic ‘The Merry Widow’
13 Apr 15 / The Detroit News
Frida

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 3

Fiery 'Frida' offers intensity and immediacy
12 Mar 15 / Detroit Free Press
'Frida' a colorful and complex story about the life of Frida Kahlo
12 Mar 15 / M Live
MOT’s ‘Frida’ emotional and dynamic
12 Mar 15 / The Detroit News
Madama Butterfly

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 3

Una bella notte at MOT
21 Nov 14 / Pride Source
MOT's 'Butterfly' long on polish, short on fireworks
17 Nov 14 / Detroit Free Press
All told this Butterfly has more than enough merits to keep it afloat
17 Nov 14 / The Detroit News
Elektra

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

Michigan Opera Theatre’s Elektra is a bloody good time
26 Oct 14 / The Oakland Press
MOT opens its 44th season with dynamic ‘Elektra’
20 Oct 14 / The Detroit News
Detroit coup: Christine Goerke stars in MOT's 'Elektra'
"There's no screaming in opera, and there's no crying in baseball."
Turandot

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

MOT serves Puccini with a stirring evening of his 'Turandot'
12 May 14 / Detroit Free Press
MOT gives Puccini's 'Turandot' the royal treatment
12 May 14 / The Detroit News
A View from the Bridge

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

MOT scores with 'A View From the Bridge'
7 Apr 14 / The Detroit News
Father-daughter team shines in Detroit revival of Bolcom’s “A View from the Bridge”
7 Apr 14 / Classical Review
La Traviata

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 1

MOT balances the tawdry with the glamour in 'Traviata'
18 Nov 13 / Detroit Free Press
Der Fliegende Holländer

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 4

MOT's 'Flying Dutchman' was worth a second listen
27 Oct 13 / Detroit Free Press
Vocal performances in the Dutchman are mostly fine, with the lead being exceptional
25 Oct 13 / The Huffington Post
After long absence, Wagner's 'Dutchman' returns to Detroit Opera House
21 Oct 13 / Detroit Free Press
Wagner's 'The Flying Dutchman' a convincing production
21 Oct 13 / The Detroit News
Aida

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

MOT delivers a soaring, spectacular 'Aida'
17 May 13 / Detroit Free Press
Stars align for opening of MOT's 'Aida'
13 May 13 / The Detroit News
Fidelio

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

It's about time it made its way to Detroit
19 Apr 13 / The Huffington Post
MOT's 'Fidelio' is high on vocal power but needs more emotion
15 Apr 13 / The Detroit News
Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 3

In Julius Caesar, togas give way to Hollywood glam
14 Nov 12 / The Huffington Post
'Julius Caesar' moves from ancient Egypt to a Hollywood back lot in inspired update
12 Nov 12 / Detroit Free Press
Roll out the superlatives: 'Caesar' is in town
12 Nov 12 / Encore Michigan
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

The Barber of Seville is a corker of an opera
17 Oct 12 / The Huffington Post
MOT taps vaudeville for an inspired 'Barber of Seville'
16 Oct 12 / Detroit Free Press
Pagliacci

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

'Pagliacci' returns to Detroit Opera after 27 year absence
19 May 12 / The Huffington Post
'I Pagliacci' brings comedy and tragedy to Detroit Opera House
16 May 12 / The Examiner
Les pêcheurs de perles

Michigan Opera Theatre


No. of reviews: 2

MOT dives deep and comes up with pearls
20 Apr 12 / Pride Source
'The Pearl Fishers' a gem at Detroit Opera House
20 Apr 12 / The Huffington Post
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News & Articles

MOT founder diagnosed with cancer
The Michigan Opera Theatre’s retiring founder and artistic director, David DiChiera, is battling pancreatic cancer.
14 Apr 2017 / The Detroit News
MOT’s new season announced
Operas about Negro League baseball and the salons of 1920s Paris, Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” and a recital by epic soprano Kathleen Battle will jazz up the coming season at the Michigan Opera Theatre.
31 Mar 2017 / The Detroit News
Stephen Lord named principal conductor of Michigan Opera Theatre
Opera Theatre of St. Louis music director Stephen Lord has been named principal conductor of Michigan Opera Theatre.
19 Nov 2016 / St Louis Post-Dispatch
MOT founder David DiChiera to retire in July 2017
Michigan Opera Theatre has launched a national search to find a new artistic director, a critical step in reshaping the company's future as founding general director David DiChiera heads toward retirement.
19 Feb 2016 / Detroit Free Press
New season, new adventure for Michigan Opera Theatre
Michigan Opera Theatre opens and closes its 2015-16 season with two of the most popular works in the repertoire — Puccini's "La Boheme" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
20 Mar 2015 / Detroit Free Press